Brown Advisory Student-Managed Investment Fund

The Brown Advisory Student-Managed Investment Fund Program offers a unique opportunity for students to develop and utilize their investment skills by providing real-life investing experience. Originally founded as the Alex. Brown Student-Managed Investment Fund and recently renamed to honor the fund’s founder’s firm, the program oversees a student-managed fund of hundreds of thousands of dollars in equities. Students participating in the program have front-line responsibility for researching, recommending, and executing equity trades. The program includes field trips to finance markets and conferences, extensive interaction with mentors in the field, and ongoing research and learning opportunities that help prepare motivated, talented students for careers in the investment field. The investment program is open to all majors who are interested in gaining knowledge of the real investment world or planning to work in the finance industry after graduation. 

First Place in 2021 and 2020 Undergraduate Value Portfolio Competition 

For the past several years, Quinnipiac University has held a very successful conference in New York City to interact with a wide range of financial industry leaders and students from colleges and universities across the globe. This forum brings financial experts together to participate with students and discuss a wide range of topics and further explore in workshops and breakout panels. 

In addition, participating colleges were encouraged to enroll their respective student-run investment funds in a Global Portfolio Competition. With over 1,500 participants registered to attend, representing 158 colleges and universities, Washington College’s Brown Advisory Student-Managed Investment Fund won the first place prize in the Undergraduate Value Portfolio category in 2020, outperforming 40 other schools based on calendar year 2019 performance. In 2021, based on calendar year 2020 performance, Washington College’s Investment Fund has won first place in the Value Portfolio category again.  

Congratulations to the students who contributed to this performance as well as all of the alums who have participated for many years since the Fund’s inception. Also, a special thanks to Jim Price who had the foresight and appreciation for experiential learning for Washington College students by creating this Fund. 

Our current 2021 students are: Zachary Austensen, Logan Bunch, Henry Butterfield, Ryan Colbert, Isabelle Conover, Cole Curley, Andrew Delpercio, Robert Eigenrauch, Brandon Hoffman, Benjamin Horgan, Robert Kabonero, Colleen Keefe, Catherine Keirn, Ethan Kile, Joseph Maimone, Harrison Malone, Barry McCormick, Tino Nyawata, Dillon Pierpont, Sean Reilly, Benjamin Ruvo, Max Ruvo, William Sears, Quinn Willis, and Trevor Zinkand. 

WC Brown Advisory students

Thirteen Brown Advisory StudenTs traveled with Prof. Richard Bookbinder to GE's Boston office In Fall 2019, to meet with IR, HR & finance professionals.